Domaine Tempier La Migoua Bandol Rouge (half-bottle) 2000

Mourvedre from Provence, France

$22.99
Item No. 59497
  • red wine
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    Winemaker's Notes

    La Migoua (single vineyard, 50% Mourvedre) displays the most power and richness of the single vineyard Domaine Tempier reds. The Migoua vineyard is a 6.5 hectare site in Le Beausset-Vieux, planted mainly with Mourvèdre, with good amounts of Cinsaut and Grenache as well.

    The red wines of Domaine Tempier are worthy of bottle age. In the opinion of Remington Norman, author of Rhône Renaissance, "up to ten years for the lesser vintages, double or more for the great ones."

    Learn About Domaine Tempier

    Bandol is a small appellation on the Mediterranean, granted AOC status in 1941. For centuries it has produced some of the longest-lived wines in France, using primarily the Mourvedre grape. Wines from this region have unique aromatic properties which many claim come from the dry Provencal herbs which cover the hillsides: thyme, savory, rosemary, wild mint and fennel. Domaine...

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    Learn About Provence

    Not just a destination for tourists and movie stars, Provence makes some delicious and easy-drinking wines. Most of these wines are rose - a dry, pale, pink style rose. The climate here is Mediterranean, with most of the vines planted on southern facing slopes to avoid the fierce Mistral winds. Thirteen varieties are permitted in the region, the most important for rose being...

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    Learn About Mourvedre

    Mourvedre(moor-VEHD(r)) A native of Spain, where it's called Monastrell, Mourvedre is best known for its blending role in the Southern Rhone. Strong and rustic, Mourvedre is the cowboy style blender in the Rhone mix. It's also the M of GSM (or SGM) blends in Australia, and it's used as the primary grape in wines from Jumilla and other Southeast areas of Spain. Notable Facts The...

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